China responds to U.S. State Department on Ukraine issue
North America;United States of America

Q: On May 2, the US State Department issued on its website a statement entitled "People’s Republic of China Efforts to Amplify the Kremlin’s Voice on Ukraine", claiming that Chinese officials and media “routinely amplify Kremlin propaganda, conspiracy theories, and disinformation” on the Ukraine issue, which rationalize Russia's unjustified and unprovoked war against Ukraine and show China's support for Russia. What is your comment?

A: China's position on the Ukraine issue is impartial, objective and beyond reproach.

When it comes to spreading disinformation, the U.S. side should seriously reflect on itself. It is the U.S. officials and media who have spread such rumors as China knew in advance and tacitly supported Russia’s military action, as China helped Russia evade sanctions and provided military support to Russia. These are disinformation in every sense of the word.

Over the years, the U.S. has waged wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, killing 335,000 civilians. This is not disinformation.

The vast majority of countries in the world stand for resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict through dialogue and negotiation, and none of them wants to see the situation escalate or even get out of control. This is not disinformation.

In the working document submitted by the U.S. to the meeting of the State Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in November 2021, the U.S. admitted that it has 26 bio-labs in Ukraine. According to the fact sheet released by the U.S. Department of Defense in March 2022, the U.S. is supporting 46 facilities in Ukraine. These are not disinformation. The U.S. should welcome joint verification by the international community under the UN and the BWC.

As permanent members of the UN Security Council, China and the U.S. should work together with the rest of the international community for an early political settlement of the Ukraine crisis. We should work together to realize a ceasefire as soon as possible, increase humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and protect the civilians. 

We should strengthen coordination for greater world energy, food and supply chain security. Blaming and smearing just won't solve the problem.

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